The Yoga Mission is a charitable organization running educational projects incorporating yoga in three regions of India: Varanasi, Uttarkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
The Yoga Mission does not simply provide children with literacy skills: they offer a stable, nurturing environment for children who, for many reasons, are in need. An alarming report by UNESCO recently concluded that 90% of Indian children are illiterate, even those who attend state-run schools. Girls are the most likely to miss out on an education, and the mission is to reverse this trend.
In rural areas they aim to work from within the community for sustainable development based on ancient traditions, leading to conscious living, empowerment of women and education.
Real education is about bringing the knowledge out from within.
Find out more on their website at http://yogamission.uk